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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So three Europa League games, three draws for British sides.

    We'll see you at the weekend.

  2. 'It's a rebuilding job'

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Brendan Rodgers
    Quote Message: We go into the the game against Everton and we will focus on our performance. The players will look forward to it. I haven’t lost a derby yet and they are always good games. We are point behind Everton - I know the media and written press will build the game up but we will stay calm. I am immensely enjoying the job, it is a great challenge and it is a rebuilding job again. from Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager
    Brendan RodgersLiverpool manager
  3. Fringe benefits

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Divock Origi
    Quote Message: This is where we find out about players like Divock Origi and others on the fringe. They will be important for us in games like these. Divock did well but he didn’t score and he has to add that to his game. from Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager
    Brendan RodgersLiverpool manager
  4. 'We have to win a game like that'

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Brendan Rodgers
    Quote Message: The result was disappointing considering the number of chances we created. We worked well and had a good start but gave away a disappointing goal. The players worked hard but we couldn’t score the goals. You have to be clinical. We scored a good first goal. They weren’t half chances, they were good chances and you have to score them at this level. We have to win a game like that. from Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager
    Brendan RodgersLiverpool manager
  5. Post update

    Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

    Former Aberdeen manager Willie Miller:

    "You've got to be better at the back. Efe Ambrose keeps making these mistakes. You keep asking when it's going to stop, IF it's going to stop. I can't understand why you don't mark their tallest player (at corners). Somebody will need to sit me down in a dark room and explain that one to me."

    Follow reaction from Celtic Park here.

  6. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Bournemouth, West Ham , Carlisle and now Sion have all out played Liverpool at Anfield, this is pathetic. Rodgers has to go sooner rather than later. from Jack
    Jack
    SMS Message: "There was a lot of positives we'll take from the game" "final third let us down" from Dave C in Formby
    Dave C in Formby
  7. Top two

    Group B

    Liverpool have had 29 shots on goal in their two Europa League games to date.

  8. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Tim Corke: Yawn Never Walk Alone

    Conor McMeekin: If Rodgers keeps his job after many more results and performances like tonight Liverpool fans must be tearing their hair out

    Simon Charbonnet: Still sitting in a bistro in Sion, still wearing LFC shirt. Locals happy. I will be at the return match, in with Sion fans. Oh dear

  9. 'No excuses'

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Liverpool

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana: "We need to win our home games in this competition. We had enough chances tonight - listen, we wanted three points and we felt we created enough.

    "No excuses, I should have had a second. Divock Origi had a few good opportunities.

    "I'm sure the fans are frustrated. We have a massive game on Sunday. The derby has spice in it and hopefully we can get three points."

  10. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

  11. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    How are Liverpool fans feeling about Sunday's derby now then? Of course, of the players who featured tonight maybe only three or four will feature - if that many.

  12. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Ashley Wilkinson: Only bright spot from that was #Origi. Two missed chances but excellent assist and stunning movement. Potential. Ings too

    Ashley Tezoo: Sadly, Coutinho's a goner next summer. Head and shoulders above the rest! When Barca come knocking, the door gets answered...

    Seaway Insurance: Well, if I hadn't been putting my toner cartridges in colour order my evening would have lacked any excitement

    Printer
  13. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Next up for Liverpool, of course, is the Merseyside derby on Sunday. Our expert Mark Lawrenson has this one down as a 1-1 draw, but what do you think the score will be? Predict the result of that match and the rest of the weekend's fixtures in our Premier League Predictor game.

    Predictor graphic
  14. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    And that's the game! Plenty of boos and jeers at Anfield greet the final whistle. 

  15. INJURY TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    THREE MINUTES added on. Get it to Steven G.... ah.

  16. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Philippe Coutinho is on a higher plane than his team-mates and opponents tonight. He glides past two or three men on the left wing, the pitch opens up and he goes to curl a shot into the far corner but he's well charged down.

    Last few minutes.

    Philippe Coutinho
  17. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Sat in the labour ward at Arrowe park hospital waiting for my Missus' waters to break. Not sure what is more boring - following LFC or waiting for this baby to come along! from Jon
    Jon

    You can't say that. You have said that. Either way I reckon you're in for sleepless nights and tears...

  18. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Sion goalscorer Ebenezer Assifuah comes off after taking a whack a few minutes ago. A memorable night for him. Will it be enough to earn a point though?

    Ebenezer Assifuah
  19. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Seven minutes left. Any more for any more?

  20. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Becky: It's the lack of atmosphere at Anfield that worries me.

    Javel Bleach: Are the different-colour boots so he knows which one to shoot with? #Lallana

    Luke Parsons: *does the Mexican wave*

    Adam Lallana
    Image caption: 'orange for dancing, blue for shooting...'
  21. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Philippe Coutinho whips in a free-kick - Emre Can heads wide. Surely a second goal is coming?

    Emre Can
  22. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Kolo Toure has lasted 75 minutes but he can't do the 90. Goosed.

    Off he comes, on comes Mamadou Sakho, who takes the armband too. Liverpool have looked sharp in the last 20 minutes, can they finish it off now? 

  23. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Got to score! No! It's a brilliant touch from Adam Lallana to take a cross from the left and spin in one movement, he's only 10 yards out but he can't put it past Andris Vanins. Again.

    Adam Lallana
  24. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: It's bad news when you get more excited about what to put on the kids' butties than you do when looking at the Liverpool line-up... from Glenno
    Glenno
    SMS Message: Credit to you Tom, trying hard to make this game seem interesting. But can you arrange an internet based Mexican wave? from Si, Wirral.
    Si, Wirral.

    You start it off SI in 3, 2, 1....

  25. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Philippe Coutinho hits a free-kick which is well saved again by Andris Vanins. Everton will be pleased to see Coutinho out there tonight. An extra half-hour in the legs ahead of Sunday's derby.

  26. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    It's really opening up now! Philippe Coutinho has added a real edge to the game, a class act, and his pass is lovely. Divock Origi is in on goal, he has to stretch and Andris Vanins spreads himself well to make the stop. 

    Divock Origi
  27. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Good chance now for the visitors as goalscorer Ebenezer Assifuah spins Joe Gomez inside the box and fires in left-footed, but Simon Mignolet saves sharply.

    More goals in this game I reckon. Just over 20 minutes left. 

    Joe Gomez and Ebenezer Assifuah
  28. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Great ball from Joe Allen sends Divock Origi in on goal. Haring away, he does really well to sell the last man a dummy, he slides past and then Origi drills a shot into the legs of keeper Andris Vanins.

    A BIG chance.

    Andris Vanins
  29. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Liverpool do summon Philippe Coutinho from the bench with a full half-hour remaining. He replaces England's Danny Ings.

    Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho
  30. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Michael: Following the match at a bank in New Zealand. It's on in the kitchen area. I'll be getting coffee often

    Chris Lee: Sitting here on sun lounger in St Lucia, another promising Liverpool start descends into mediocrity! Where is the quality?

    Back to work - and back to enjoying yourself you two! The Europa League is not that important is it?

  31. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Shades of the young Emile from Divock Origi as he picks the ball up on the left, turns his defender and then sprints 30 yards into space. Excellent surge, but his low cross/shot is well turned away by Leo Lacroix. 

    Divock Origi
  32. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    A nice ripple of applause as Philippe Coutinho trots down the sideline to warm up for Liverpool. With the Merseyside derby just days away, Brendan Rodgers won't want to use his number 10 if he can help it. 

  33. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Carlitos has a dig from 25 yards, good strike on the free-kick but it's not in the corner far enough to trouble Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal. 

  34. Get involved

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    SMS Message: I can think of an iconic striker in every successful Liverpool team..Rush, Kenny, Fowler, Owen, Torres, Suarez to name a few. Can't put together all of the present team to match one of the above names. from Seri
    Seri
    SMS Message: Sitting on my sofa in Worthing eating three-day old prawn crackers following tonight's football with you. from Cyrus
    Cyrus

    We cater for all...

  35. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Kolo Toure tries an overhead effort which is very high - but drops down on to the top of the crossbar!

  36. GOAL - Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

    Fernandao (48 mins)

    Fernandao gets the better of  Efe Ambrose again to head Fenerbahce level...

    Follow that game here.

    Fernandao
  37. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Danny Ings does well, taking the ball down nicely with his left foot and then having a shot well saved at the near post! The Kop appreciate that.

  38. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    And we are back up and running at Anfield. 

  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Half-time change for the Reds as Alberto Moreno replaces Nathaniel Clyne. That sees Jordon Ibe swap wings.

    Alberto Moreno
  40. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: I'm not at a lake, or in a hot tub. But I can't work out if it's Rodgers, the owners or the team. Or all of them. Sion showing much more desire and passion to win. I miss the days when we showed relentless passion! from Damon, Kentish Town.
    Damon, Kentish Town.

    You're very welcome Damon...

  41. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Poor old Joe Allen is coming in for some serious grief on social media. The only saving grace I can offer him is that he's not Efe Ambrose...

    Joe Allen
  42. Get Involved

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    Our new high-brow audience continue to correspond...

    SMS Message: Following the game during the interval of a play. Seems like goals aside it's a decent performance. from Ian Robbo
    Ian Robbo
  43. Post update

    Celtic 2-1 Fenerbahce

    BBC Scotland reporter Richard Wilson:

    "I don't feel sorry for Ronny Deila. He knows Efe Ambrose makes at least one mistake a game. We all said he would give up a chance. They have given Fenerbahce a chink of light when they were lost."

    Follow the Celtic game here.

  44. Elsewhere in Europe

    Tournament favourites Borussia Dortmund - unbeaten in seven Bundesliga matches this season under new manager Thomas Tuchel - are surprisingly behind in Greece against PAOK Salonika, home of Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian is in the side, but it was team-mate Robert Mak who did the damage to give the hosts a 1-0 half-time lead.

    As for the PAOK fans - they are loving the Europa League. No apathy there. None at all.

    EPA
  45. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Any tweets from Sefton or Bootle?!

  46. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Roger: Sitting here in Lake Isabella, Ca. wondering why on earth Danny Ings is in the England squad. No vision, no timing. Joe Allen looks lost

    Ryan Lloyd: Sitting here in Sao Paulo, Brazil, wondering what happened to Joe Allen during his injury layoff.

  47. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    We may have inadvertently stumbled into a new demographic tonight. First a bistro in Sion, now this next tweet...

  48. Get Involved

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Excellent use of caps here...

    SMS Message: What are Liverpool's owners actually watching? Please tell me they don't like this? STOP TINKERING WITH THE TEAM!!!! from Mark
    Mark
  49. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

  50. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Best piece of play from Liverpool for a good half hour. Danny Ings and Adam Lallana combine to send Divock Origi into the penalty area. He should take the shot early on his left foot but he instead takes a touch and his shot is deflected away.

    At the other end Moussa Konate lifts a shot into the Kop.

    Divock Origi shoots towards goal
  51. GOAL - Celtic 2-1 Fenerbahce

    Fernandao (43 mins)

    Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.

    Chuckle Brothers stuff at the back from Celtic as a bungled header allows Fernandao to stab home. Get rid!

    Read all about that game here.

    Fernandao celebrates
  52. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Joe Allen is chopped down in midfield, Jordan Rossiter whips in the free-kick and Emre Can is free for the header - he just can't quite generate enough power to test Andirs Vanins in goal. 

    Emre Can
  53. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Possibly the most classy start to a tweet we have ever had there Simon. We hope Liverpool don't spoil your fondue.

    Sion are keeping the ball easily in midfield. 

    Jordan Rossiter
  54. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Simon Charbonnet: Sitting in a bistro in Sion, with LFC shirt on. LFC poor. My friends from Sion are loving this. Allen and Can...Overated!

    Joel Oblates: Mid-table English team playing a mid-table Swiss team. Once mighty dreaded fortress Anfield is no more an imposing ground

  55. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Just before that second Celtic goal Liverpool had a chance of their own. Adam Lallana - looking good tonight - helps in a cross from the left and Danny Ings can't gather it in on the bounce. A good touch and he would score.

    Danny Ings
  56. GOAL - Celtic 2-0 Fenerbahce

    Kris Commons (32 mins)

    What a start for Celtic! Kris Commons blasts home Celtic's second after great work from James Forrest.

    Follow that game here.

    Kriss Commons
  57. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Daniel Sturridge watches on from an executive box as Anfield goes very quiet. Shades of Carlisle last week?

  58. GOAL

    Celtic 1-0 Fenerbahce - Leigh Griffiths (28 mins)

    Celtic have the lead! Fenerbahce make a mess of clearing a corner and Leigh Griffiths hammers in from close range.

    Follow that game in full detail here.

    Leigh Griffiths
  59. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    In the first 15 minutes it looked like Liverpool would walk this. Now, I'm not so sure. Struggling to get on the ball right now. 

    Emre Can
  60. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Louis, you've invented a whole new level of criticism there. Is Kolo Toure just too experienced? He's thinking about Leeds away, 2003-04.

  61. Are you (too) experienced?

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    SMS Message: How are you expected to perform in Europe if your back four consists of Toure, Can, Clyne and Gomez? A mix of not enough and too much experience. from Louis
    Louis
    Jimi Hendrix
  62. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Liverpool respond in style. Adam Lallana crafts the move down the right, Nathaniel Clyne bursts in on the underlap and picks out Danny Ings for a tap-in from six yards out. Ings had just strayed offside though. Good call.

    Danny Ings
  63. GOAL - Liverpool 1-1 FC Sion

    Ebenezer Assifuah (17 mins)

    Out of nowhere!

    His friends call him 'Ezeer and he is the main geezer! Ebenezer Assifuah stabs home at the Kop end after a lovely ball over the top from Xavier Kouassi. Liverpool's defending was a mess but the Sion players quite rightly celebrate in style. 

    Ebenezer Assifuah
    FC Sion celebrate
  64. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    A second Liverpool goal is on the cards. Joe Allen plays a one-two, gets into the area and then delays before finding Danny Ings. Allen should have had a shot - and Ings is crowded out.

  65. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    Bright start from Divock Origi. He laid on the opener and now another very powerful burst down the right sees a low shot deflected across goal. Jordon Ibe collects on the left and should cross - but his shot is instead saved by Andris Vanins. 

    Divock Origi
  66. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    Liverpool looking very comfortable, with young defender Joe Gomez seeing a lot of the ball on the left of their back three. Can they kick on and put the game to bed though? No further shots on goal since that Adam Lallana opener. 

  67. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Fenerbahce

    A lively start in Glasgow, where the Fener fans are in full voice, but there have been no goals in the opening quarter of an hour.

    Follow that game in full here.

  68. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Nic Billot: Lallana is much more suited to European football. While he struggles physically in the Premier League, his technical ability is excellent

    Noel Arthur: England is lucky to have Lallana...he's got that Spanish style of football in him.

  69. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    Liverpool face Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend so priority one tonight must be not picking up any injuries. That's if any of  tonight's starting XI are in contention to play, of course. Adam Lallana has done his claims no harm with that early finish.

    Adam Lallana
  70. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    Adam Lallana was possibly just offside in the build-up to that early opener but he got away with one there. Anfield in good voice now.

  71. GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 FC Sion

    Adam Lallana (4 mins)

    Adam Lallanalikes the Europa League! He scored in Bordeaux and has an early goal at Anfield too. Good play from Divock Origi to drive into the box, hold off his man and then pick out Lallana in the middle. Lallana just steers it into the net. Great start!

    Adam Lallana celebrates
  72. Also in Tottenham's group...

    Just to wrap up things in Group J, FK Qarabag held on to beat Anderlecht 1-0, so they move up to second in the table. Spurs are top a point clear of the Azerbaijan side.

  73. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 FC Sion

    Jordon Ibe on the left of a 3-5-2 tonight and he wins an early free-kick with a strong run and good skill. Send the big men up...

    Andris Vanins
  74. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 0-0 FC Sion

    The Swiss side get us under way - they are attacking the Kop in the first half.

  75. Post update

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    Anfield prides itself on its atmosphere but coming on the back of the Monaco game it sounds even better.

    Let's do this. 

    FC Sion fans
    Liverpool fans
  76. Post update

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    Quote Message: It's an opportunity for them. The home games are very important so the onus is on us to take the game to Sion and get a win. We have a lot of young players in there but I trust the squad. from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on his young squad
    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on his young squad
  77. Post update

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    You get my vote Bob.

    Let's have a straight knockout of 32 teams, no seeds. Could start it in February and wrap it up in May. Job done. 

  78. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: It's the long drawn out format of the competition that makes it so arduous & unappealing. Getting rid of group stages & scrapping the ludicrous Champions League drop out rule would be good starting points. from Bob
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  79. Ings set for debut?

    England squad named

    Liverpool

    If you missed the earlier news, Liverpool striker Danny Ings has been included in the England squad for next week's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

    Brendan Rodgers - and Liverpool fans - will probably be pleased to know, however, that Daniel Sturridge has not been included.

    Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

    Defenders:Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton)

    Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

    Forwards:Danny Ings (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

  80. Moving swiftly on...

    Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday. Our expert Mark Lawrenson has this one down as a 1-1 draw, but what do you think the score will be? Predict the result of that match and the rest of the weekend's fixtures in our Premier League Predictor game.

    Predictor graphic
  81. How's your knowledge?

    quiz

    There's some weird and wonderful tales to tell in the Europa League... but how much do you know about the competition?

    BBC Sport's Marc Higginson has put together a little quiz to get the grey matter ticking over. Good luck!

    Try here. For reference, anything above 5 is a good score in my book. Tough one.

  82. FULL-TIME

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    One each. Move on.

  83. SUBSTITUTION

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Spurs bring on Tom Carroll for the last few minutes, he replaces Christian Eriksen for his 100th senior game.

    There are FOUR MINUTES added on. 

  84. Post update

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Quote Message: Monaco have been the strongest side in the last 20 minutes, Tottenham look tired. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
  85. Post update

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane scored his first goal of the season at the weekend but he still hasn't got that sharpness he had last season. He takes a good touch to control a rare pass into him but can't get away from his defender.

    Spurs will be happy to see this out now, you would think...

    Harry Kane
  86. Post update

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Quote Message: Great defending from Danny Rose, I love that. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
  87. CLOSE!

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    The home side fancy a late winner now as Nabil Dirar fires in a shot from 25 yards, it swerves but again Hugo Lloris can only spill it out. Danny Rose does well to react quickly and hook it out.

  88. Post update

    Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Quote Message: Absolutely fabulous delivery, inch-perfect onto the head of Stephan El Shaarawy. It was only five yards out so no blame can be apportioned to Hugo Lloris. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
  89. Get Involved

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  90. GOAL - Monaco 1-1 Tottenham

    Stephan El Shaarawy (81 mins)

    It's all about the cross! Two Monaco replacements combine as a quite brilliant ball in from Nabil Dirar is headed on goal by Stephan El Shaarawy - straight at Hugo lloris. The usually reliable Fenchman is slow to react and can only shin the ball into the net. Should save it.

    Monaco celebrate
  91. PENALTY APPEAL

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    A half-hearted penalty appeal for Monaco as Danny Rose makes a challenge just inside the area - nothing doing. Harry Kane then sends Clinton Njie away on goal but the offside flag is up. 

  92. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Question: Is the carrot of earning a place in the Champions League by winning the Europa League enough to actually play in it?

    We have two teams with more than half an eye on weekend league fixtures playing a dull game in front of an empty stadium, at a strange kick-off time. It's not great.

  93. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend has made a real difference, which is no surprise as this is a lot like an England friendly. He next beats a man and then finds Harry Kane, but his header is very lame and straight at Danijel Subasic. 

    Harry Kane
  94. SUBSTITUTION

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs make another change as Andros Townsend comes on for Nacer Chadli. He is straight into the action - of sorts - as he finds Harry Kane to shoot over the top.

    Andros Townsend
  95. Post update

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (20:05 BST

    Celtic Park

    The teams are out on the pitch warming up at Celtic Park - and our man Keir Murray is going through his own last-minute pre-match rituals. He's starting a dedicated live text commentary on that game any minute now. You can follow that here.

    We'll have updates of the key moments from that match. Team news? Here you go...

    Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Ambrose, Tierney, Commons, Brown, Bitton, Forrest, Johansen, Griffiths. Subs: Bailly, Blackett, Ciftci, Armstrong, Mackay-Steven, Rogic, Janko.

    Fenerbahce: Fabiano, Ozbayrakli, Kjaer, Bruno Alves, Kaldirim, Sen, Tufan, Topal, Meireles, Nani, van Persie. Subs: Demirel, Fernandao, Diego, Zeybek, Potuk, Ba, Erkin.

    Referee: Kenn Hansen (Denmark)

  96. SUBSTITUTION

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Goalscorer Erik Lamela gets a rest as Clinton Njie gets 25 minutes up front. Can he lift the closing stages? The second half has been a non event. 

    Clinton Njie
  97. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Why would you not want Celtic and Rangers in the PL (unless you are relegation candidates)? The greatest atmosphere, the friendliest fans, world class stadium (I'm speaking as a Celtic fan here ), Rangers just for the old firm. from Nick
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  98. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Danny Rose - by the way - is back on with a bandaged left hand. And he gets away with a handball shout against his right hand now.

    Danny Rose
  99. SUBSTITUTION

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Monaco make a change as Stephan El Shaarawy comes on in place of Thomas Lemar. El Shaarawy was the great hope at AC Milan for a few years but has gone rather off the boil. Much like this game. Come on!

    Monaco attack
  100. Celtic in the Premier League?

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (20:05 BST)

    It is a debate that has raged on and off for as long as I can recall - but Celtic still harbour ambitions of playing in a future British League, according to manager Ronny Deila.

    The subject was raised once again when majority shareholder Dermot Desmond predicted such an outcome for Celtic and Glasgow rivals Rangers.

    "It takes time but Celtic is a team that should have the opportunity to play in the best league," said Deila.

    "Hopefully in the end we can get into the Premiership or a league that is more a British thing."

    Thoughts?

    Leigh Griffiths
  101. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    That looks painful. Danny Rose is trodden on - accidentally I think - and his hand is bleeding pretty heavily. The fourth official then intervenes to try and prevent the physio from treating him and boss Mauricio Pochettino gets uncharacteristically angry on the sidelines.

    It's all sorted out in the end. Rose having more treatment.

    Danny Rose
  102. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Monaco force a corner as Harry Kane defends well to clear at the near post. More good defending sees it out. It's a surreal night, you can clearly hear the players shouting instructions to each other. Sssshhhhhhhh........

  103. Team News

    Liverpool v Sion (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool

    Teenage midfielder Jordan Rossiter is back in the Liverpool side after playing against Bordeaux in the first round. There are seven changes from the Reds' 3-2 win over Aston Villa. Daniel Strurridge is rested but Danny Ings starts and is supported by Belgian striker Divock Origi. 

    Sion are mid-table in the Swiss Super League and feature former Tottenham defender Reto Ziegler and ex-Fulham full-back Elsad Zverotic.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Gomez, Can, Lallana, Rossiter, Allen, Ibe, Origi, Ings

    Sion XI: Vanins, Ziegler, Lacroix, Zverotic, Kouassi, Salatic, Pa Modou, Fernandes, Carlitos, Konate, Assifuah

    Jordan Rossiter
  104. KICK-OFF

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    We are back under way.

  105. Stretching the 'world class' tag...

    Celtic v Fenerbahce (20:05 BST)

    Kris Commons is full of admiration for Robin van Persie and Nani but the Celtic midfielder insists he is not fazed by big-spending Fenerbahce.

    The Turkish side are in Glasgow tonight.

    On Van Persie and Nani, Commons said: "They have been at the top of their game for a long time and proved they are world-class players.

    "We're going to come up against a very strong team but I wouldn't say we're scared of any individual."

    Nani
  106. Elsewhere in Europe

    Franco Di Santo
    Image caption: Remember me?

    In a group containing Tottenham, Monaco and Anderlecht, who gave FK Qarabag any hope of qualifying?

    Well, the Azerbaijani side are second in Group J as it stands after taking the lead against Anderlecht.

    Elsewhere in Europe, former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo has scored a first-half hat-trick to put Schalke 3-0 up against Asteras Tripolis.

    Another ex-Premier League player has also been on target, Bryan Ruiz giving Portuguese side Sporting a 1-0 lead at Besiktas.

  107. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Quote Message: I don’t think the Tottenham coaching staff will be too happy with the amount of chances Monaco have created, but overall I think they'll be pleased to go in 1-0 ahead. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Tottenham coaching staff
  108. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Charlie Meach: Top keeper, organised defence and exciting, young talent going forward. Why write off an in-form Spurs side for league success?

  109. BreakingTeam News

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool

    And indeed Liverpool have made seven changes from the side which beat Aston Villa at the weekend.

    The four men to keep their place are Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can and Danny Ings.

  110. Reds rested by Rodgers

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool opted to give starts to a number of young players in the 1-1 draw at French side Bordeaux last time out and will do so again.

    The Reds travel to Everton for the first Merseyside derby of the season on Sunday.

    "Our approach to this game is how it's been in the competition - this is an opportunity for young players and an opportunity for players on the fringe of the team that aren't getting so many games," said Brendan Rodgers.

    "But it's also going to require players that have been playing. Ultimately for us the aim is to win the game.

    "We recognise that our home games in this competition are very important and we enter into it with that mindset. Then we can concentrate on the game on Sunday."

  111. HALF-TIME

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs living dangerously in the last few minutes of the first half but they lead at the break courtesy of Erik Lamela's third goal in four games.

    Erik Lamela scores for Tottenham
  112. CLOSE!

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham's midfield have been excellent in the last 10 minutes but they have to be careful. One pass from Jeremy Toulalan leaves the middle of the pitch totally empty of blue shirts. Monaco are able to move it out to Thomas Lemar on the left, his low cross hits Toby Alderweireld and flies a yard wide of the far corner.

    Very close to OG time. 

  113. Proving his worth?

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

  114. CLOSE!

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    And more lovely stuff! This game has come alive. Dele Alli is in behind again, again it's a nice trick to drag the ball back inside, totally beating his man and then he has the cool head to lay it off to Harry Kane.

    He's 18 yards out, can he finish? No. A bit tame and it's easily blocked.

    Monaco again break and striker Lacina Traore heads over. Chances galore now.

    Dele Alli
  115. CLOSE!

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Can Monaco respond? Yes.

    Good move on the left ends with Adama Traore shooting just wide, before Fabio Coentrao heads the loose ball wide.

    Adama Traore
  116. Post update

    Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Quote Message: Tottenham attacked at pace, they had numbers over and it was a fantastic example of counter-attacking. They should be able to over-power Monaco now. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Harry Kane and Erik Lamela celebrate
  117. GOAL - Monaco 0-1 Tottenham

    Erik Lamela (35 mins)

    What a great break! The game has been very sedate but that's a bit of real quality. Erik Lamela starts the break with a lovely pass down the right wing, Nacer Chadli then beats two defenders with a nutmeg before finding Dele Alli breaking into the box.

    Great composure from the new England call-up to cut inside and shoot, and while Danijel Subasic makes the save, Lamela follows in to slam home.

    Erik Lamela celebrates
  118. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Monaco threaten after good work down their left. they win a free-kick which Kieran Trippier defends manfully, before Nacer Chadli weighs in with a good clearance from the follow-up corner. 

    Nacer Chadli
  119. Post update

    Liverpool v FC Sion (20:05 BST)

    Don't forget that Liverpool and Celtic are both also in action tonight in the Europa League. Anfield promises a much better atmosphere than the Stade Louis...

  120. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Good hit! Hugo Lloris is tested for the first time as Monaco midfielder Adama Traore lazers in a strike from 25 yards, it bounces just in front of Lloris but he does well to smother it.

  121. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Spurs seeing nearly all of the ball now - get the first goal and it has the makings of a comfortable night. It will have been a long time since any of the players played in an atmosphere like this though.

  122. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Quote Message: Nacer Chadli has to hit the target there, it was brilliant play from Harry Kane. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence on BBC London
  123. CLOSE!

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    First chance of the night!

    Danny Rose runs from left-back, he is shown inside and plays a perfect through-ball to find Harry Kane running in on goal. Kane again doesn't look fully sharp as he lets the ball run on past him, it forces him wide but he still gets there ahead of the Monaco keeper. 

    Kane looks up and lays it back to Nacer Chadli, and he chips a shot onto the roof of the net with two defenders scrabbling back to the goalline. 

    Harry Kane
  124. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Spurs put together a nice passage of play but Danny Rose's cross from the left is poor and easily cut out by Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic. The away fans are in good voice though.

  125. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    The biggest question from the opening 10 minutes is: Just how long did it take Anthony Martial to say 'yes' to a move to Manchester United from Monaco?

    I reckon 0.000008 seconds.

    Anthony Martial
  126. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Quote Message: It needs to be absolutely rocking here for the atmosphere to reach the players. It feels a little bit soulless. from Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence
    Former Millwall and Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence

    You can listen to BBC London commentary of this match by using the 'live coverage' tab at the top of this page.

    Eric Dier header
  127. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Thomas Lemar starts a bright Monaco attack with a raking crossfield pass but lanky striker Lacina Traore loses his technique to slash a left-footed shot way over the bar. Low key start.

  128. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Kieran Trippier pushes on down the right for Spurs and wins a corner with a dangerous low cross but it's well defended by the hosts.

    Kieran Trippier
  129. Get Involved

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    PtheP: Chucking it down with rain and £10+ for a beer? Not sure Monaco's a dream destination!

    May as well stay in London...

  130. Post update

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    What an odd atmosphere. Sounds like a mid-afternoon reserve game, if you've ever been to one of those. I guess in some ways it is.

    Anyway the hosts have an early sight of goal as Andrea Raggi heads a corner wide.

    Andrea Raggi
  131. KICK-OFF

    Monaco 0-0 Tottenham

    Under way in Monte Carlo. How long before the TV commentator mentions the fact that the pitch is built on top of a car park?

  132. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Ignore what I said about the weather - it's now chucking it down in Monte Carlo. There are maybe 5,000 fans in? That may be generous...

    Monaco v Tottenham
  133. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Here they come then - Monaco have ex-Everton beanpole Lacina Traore up front, while midfielder Bernardo Silva looked good for Portugal in the U21s in the summer.

    They could be the danger men - while ex-Real Madrid team-mates Ricardo Carvalho and Fabio Coentrao add some nous at the back.

    Monaco v Tottenham
  134. LINE-UPS

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Monaco: Subasic, Fabinho, Raggi, Carvalho, Fabio Coentrao, Joao Moutinho, Toulalan, Adama Traore, Lemar, Bernardo Silva, Lacina Traore. Subs: Nardi, Dirar, Carrillo, Wallace Santos, Bakayoko, Pasalic, El Shaarawy.

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Alli, Dier, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane. Subs: Vorm, N'Jie, Townsend, Fazio, Wimmer, Carroll, Winks.

    Referee: Artur Soraes Dias (Portugal) 

  135. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    The weather in Monte Carlo looks OK to me - I'm sure the players will cope.

    Not a huge crowd in so far - always an odd place to play football.

  136. 'Alli deserves his chance'

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Fans

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino: "We arrive in a very good moment. We will try to win, the Europa League is a very important competition for us.

    "Monaco have very good players, we expect a tough game tonight. They have a mix of experience and young players with good quality.

    "We congratulate Dele Alli for being in the England squad. He impressed a lot from the beginning of the season, he deserves it. We need to look after him but he is very mature and has a good personality.

    "The weather is like in England!" 

  137. Test yourself

    Know your Europa League?

    Quiz

    There's some weird and wonderful tales to tell in the Europa League... but how much do you know about the competition?

    BBC Sport's Marc Higginson has put together a little quiz to get the grey matter ticking over. Good luck!

    Try here. For reference, anything above 5 is a good score in my book. Tough one.

  138. Post update

    Who needs Australia when you've got Blackpool eh?

    Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
  139. Get Involved

    Dream away days

    Where is the best place you've seen your team play?

    SMS Message: Melbourne watching Liverpool, 90,000 Liverpool fans singing you'll never walk alone . Doesn't get much better than that. from Jack
    Jack
    Melbourne
    SMS Message: Definitely following Reading up to Blackpool on a Bank Holiday weekend. Was a two-day party with a game in the middle! from Mike in Bracknell
    Mike in Bracknell
  140. Have you seen this man?

    Jurgen Klopp

    Have you seen this man?

    Approximately 6ft 5, late 40s. Excellent beard. Magnetic charisma. Flawless English. 

    Jurgen Klopp

    If media reports are to be believed then former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is on his way to England for talks with any number of Premier League sides.

    Depending on which German tabloid you read, Klopp is wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and/or Manchester United. Not a bad set of jobs to consider.

    Of course, none of those clubs are currently in the market for a manager, Klopp may not fancy them anyway. But when's that ever stopped a story eh?

  141. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    I hope you all enjoyed the picture of Glenn Hoddle in our opening entry - some tremendous hair.

    Here's another one...

    Glenn Hoddle

    Asked about Monaco's Stade Louis II, he told BT Sport: "It was state-of-the-art when I played here. In 1987..."  

  142. Half-and-half scarfwatch

    Schalke v Asteras Tripolis (18:00 BST)

    Scarf

    These will be flying off the shelves. Who wouldn't want a half Schalke, half Asteras Tripolis scarf?

  143. Tonight's early games

  144. The ugly side of football

    A Sunday League footballer who deliberately stamped on an opponent's leg, breaking it in several places, has been jailed for a year.

    Nathaniel Kerr, 24, pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to assault.

    The 30-year-old victim, Stuart Parsons, had been arguing with one of Kerr's team-mates just before the incident in Stockport last August, the court heard.

    Mr Parsons had reconstructive surgery on his right ankle and spent weeks in hospital after the assault. A self-employed window cleaner, Parsons has been out of work since the challenge.

  145. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Spurs put in a superb attacking display at times during the 4-1 win over Manchester City last weekend. Can they repeat the story tonight?

    Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane
  146. Post update

    I was giving Jurgen Klinsmann the grafting role in that particular 5-a-side team Tim...

  147. Get Involved

    on 81111

    SMS Message: Re Diamond Nights (1700hrs) 1 hard working one? Surely 2 - but I'll leave you to decide which 2! from Tim
    Tim
  148. Get Involved

    Dream away days

    Monte Carlo
    Image caption: Monte Carlo - not too shabby...

    The Europa League may have its detractors, and it may lack the pull of the Champions League.

    But there are worse places to be this evening than Monte Carlo...

    Tonight's question for you is:

    "Where is the best place you've ever been to see your team play? And why?"

    Irrespective of the result - just the best place you've visited please as a consequence of football.

    Kansas
    Image caption: Seen a better sky than this at a match?

    Text us on 81111 (UK only), or tweet us at #bbcfootball. Got pictures? Even better.

  149. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    These two sides have never met in a competitive match before - though Monaco's record in 12 games against English teams is W6 D3 L3.

    And just last season - as Spurs fans will surely know - they knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League.

  150. Post update

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    That's tonight's first key question answered then - it's a VERY strong side...

  151. It's a tough life

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

  152. Team news

    Monaco v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Monaco have former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho guarding the back, while midfielders Jeremy Toulalan and Joao Moutinho patrol the midfield.

    Monaco XI: Subasic, Fabinho, Coentrao, Carvalho, Raggi, Toulalan, Moutinho, A.Traore, Silva, Lemar, L.Traore

    Tottenham have named a strong side for the trip to Monaco, and make just three changes to the side that beat Manchester City at the weekend.

    Right-back Kieran Trippier, left-back Danny Rose and midfielder Nacer Chadli come in for Kyle Walker, Ben Davies and Son Heung-min.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Alli, Dier; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane

  153. Keep it going!

    On Tuesday Arsenal and Chelsea were handed defeats, while last night Manchester United and City restored a bit of pride with wins against two Bundesliga sides.

    Can the Premier League boys keep momentum going in the Europa League?

    Or will they field a bunch of kids and turn in disappointing displays?

    We shall find out soon enough...